The beautiful stoneware bird figure is in great to excellent condition. While there are no discernible identification marks on this gorgeous little bird figurine, under magnification there does appear to be a very small signature on the bottom with a last name that starts with a cursive "D". Even though the identity of the maker is unknown as of the time of this listing, the rich color palette and well-proportioned body are evidence of high-quality and experienced craftsmanship. The brown on the crest, nose, tail, and wings is enhanced by a rich beige-gold undertone. The black and gray on the wings and tail not only provide depth but also help to highlight the beautifully carved feathers. In addition to the rich color palette, this small bird figure is lightly accented with a white and gray over-glaze which helps to give it a slightly distressed appearance. Also, it is important to note that the particular form of this gorgeous bird figure is very consistent with that of a sparrow - especially the stubby cone-shaped beak. In addition, under magnification the base material has the sparkly salty appearance consistent with stoneware instead of earthenware pottery.
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the coffee mug is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.
There is a little hole in the material of the raw foot on the bottom. It does not appear to be from damage but due to the thin material in that spot. Even more, the edge of the tiny spot has the original brown color with glaze which means it was already there before the color was applied. Also, there is a tiny round dot-sized hole at the front of the foot that was most likely put there as a relief hole for air to escape since the front of the raw footed base was a tad bit thicker. Other than this, there are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous stoneware bird figurine/statue. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the bird figure - mainly in the form of age and discoloration on the raw footed base. Also, while the black spot is missing from one eye, there is no evidence that one was ever there. However, by looking at the remaining dot it becomes obvious that the black spots were apparently added after the finish was applied. Hence, it is highly likely that the tiny black dot of color simply fell off as one piece.
The decorative possibilities for this incredibly gorgeous stoneware bird figurine are many. The display case or open collectibles shelf would be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful sparrow statue. Also, the bookcase or accent table would welcome this ceramic bird statue for its rich color palette and smaller size. In addition, the growing figurine collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this brown, gray, and black stoneware bird figure.
The collector will appreciate this beautiful bird figure for its great to excellent condition, rich color palette, small size, and gorgeous overall appearance.
The gorgeous brown, gray, and black stoneware bird figurine weighs approximately 12.7 oz
The beautiful stoneware sparrow figure measures approximately 4.25" tall to the top of the head or 1 3/8" tall to the top of the tail x 5.5" in length x 3.75" wide.
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Vintage Bird Figure Stoneware Statue Brown & Gray Sparrow Figurine Collectible Ceramics Home Decor Wedding Gift
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.